Airport Terminal Services (ATS) has won a contract to provide ground handling services for WestJet at its home base and largest hub, Calgary International Airport (YYC).
ATS already provides services to WestJet in 19 cities across the United States and Canada – including an existing GSE maintenance operation in Calgary – and the new contract will begin in November 2020.
“We are thrilled to be awarded this contract and are committed to making the WestJet ramp in Calgary one of the best operations in our network,” said Sally Leible, ATS president and CEO. “WestJet has played a vital role in our history, and we are proud to still be growing our partnership more than 20 years later.”
Robert Antoniuk, WestJet vice-president, Airports.“For more than two decades ATS has provided safe, dedicated and caring service to millions of WestJet guests across our network.
“Due to this long-standing relationship we know ATS is aligned with our culture and commitment to ‘safety above all’; these were the principal reasons we selected the company as our ground service partner for our largest hub. We are pleased that this arrangement will create opportunities for our current team members and more than 100 interviews have already been set up for WestJetters interested in transitioning to the ATS team. We look forward to what ATS will bring to our ground operations in Calgary.”